Google Appeals “Right to Be Forgotten” in France's Highest Court Added: Friday, May 20th, 2016
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The tech giant is appealing to the highest court of the country over a legal ruling that could make it either leave France or censor its search results worldwide. Google has filed an appeal to the French court with the power of a final say over matters of administrative law. The company is trying to overturn a ruling from the local data protection authority (CNIL), particularly because it would greatly extend the remit of the “right to be forgotten”.
The recent court ruling requires Google to remove links to inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive pages.
For the last few months, if a search term has been removed (which happens with about 600,000 results in response to requests), Google ensures it can’t be seen by anyone in a European country, regardless of the version of Google used. In other words, if Google detects a user is in the UK, they still won’t be able to see removed results even from Google.com. Moreover, Google.co.uk will not display the removed results, even to users located in other countries.
However, the French data protection authority thought it wasn’t enough and therefore ordered Google to apply the right to be forgotten to all searches on all Google domains. Of course, the company rejected the ruling. The long-lasting fight now culminating in its appeal to the highest court in France, where Google claimed that global filtering is the only way to fully enforce the “right to be forgotten”.
According to the lawyers, in one situation the company has to apply one country’s laws across all its domains. US copyright law governs all Google domains. In April alone, the company has received 88,815,000 DMCA requests to remove URLs allegedly infringing copyright, even though they are all governed by the US DMCA (Google has received 1.5m requests for removal under this right in the entire year, removing such content globally). Posted by:
Friday, May 20th, 2016
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